My Policeman Movie: When It’s Coming Out And The Book It’s Based On
16 June 2021, 17:01 | Updated: 16 June 2021, 17:02
Emma Corrin and Harry Styles star in new film My Policeman together in the hottest casting since Don’t Worry, Darling, also starring Haz. Here’s the lowdown on the movie, which is based on a best-selling book.
The production on My Policeman is well underway, with The Crown star Emma Corrin starring opposite her pal Harry Styles in the queer romance movie.
Harry and Emma play a young couple who get wrapped up in a love triangle with an older man in the 1950s- who have set the internet into absolute meltdown being spotted kissing around Brighton as they film.
Oh, and Harry is dressed as a policeman, so get ready to freak out, because we certainly are.
The other male lover has now been confirmed as 38-year-old David Dawson, following rumours it could be Normal People star Paul Mescal.
As fans await even more updates on My Policeman, we’ve got all the details so far, from the release date to the book it's based on…
What is My Policeman about, is it based on a book?
My Policeman will be based on the book of the same name by Bethan Roberts and while the film will no doubt have some tweaks for the big screen, we’ve got a pretty good idea of what it’ll be about based on the book’s description.
Set in the 1950s, My Policeman follows Marion and Tom’s love story after she falls in love when he teaches her to swim at Brighton beach. A few years later Tom, a policeman, meets Patrick at a museum and Patrick becomes besotted with him in a love affair that would have been considered unacceptable in that era.
It’s safer for Tom to marry Marion but she must share her policeman with Patrick, embracing their threesome relationship until jealousy breaks one of them.
The story flashes forward to the 90s when an elderly Patrick re-enters Marion and Tom’s lives, with life-changing consequences.
Does My Policeman have a release date?
My Policeman doesn’t yet have a release date but it began production in April, meaning a 2022 release date is likely.
As of June 2021, filming for My Policeman wrapped, with director Michael Grandage revealing the news on Instagram by sharing a photo of himself alongside Harry and David.
Hopefully, this means a release date next year is on the cards!
Amazon Studios have apparently purchased the rights to the film, so it could head straight to streaming.
Who is in the cast of My Policeman?
Emma Corrin will play Marion and Harry Styles will play Marion's husband Tom, while David Dawson is set to take on the role of Patrick, after some speculation it could be Normal People's Paul Mescal.
Three older actors have also been cast to play Marion, Tom and Patrick in the 90s:
- Gina McKee as an older Marion
- Linus Roache as an older Tom
- Rupert Everett as an older Patrick
#DavidDawson to play Patrick Hazelwood - lover of @Harry_Styles character PC TomBurgess - in #MyPoliceman. #RupertEverett ( @rufus200 ) to play older Patrick . @MichaelGrandage directs @AmazonStudios film about sexual mores of the 1950s & criminalisation of homosexuality .3/3 pic.twitter.com/b4846nYHbE— Baz Bamigboye 💙 (@BazBam) March 4, 2021
Is there a trailer for My Policeman?
As filming has only just begun, there isn’t a trailer for My Policeman just yet, but we’ll keep this page updated with all the information as soon as it’s out.